Craig Mildrexler

The Black Light Art of Craig Mildrexler

It was the bright colors, child-like faces and “black light-friendly” label that drew me in, but it was Craig Mildrexler’s ability to make me feel like I was visiting a long-lost friend that made me stay. The Kansas City artist, who travels around the country selling his art at art fairs, made his debut at Maker Faire Kansas City this year, selling pieces from his collection “Power & Black Light Art.”

The Black Light Art of Craig Mildrexler

It was the bright colors, child-like faces and “black light-friendly” label that drew me in, but it was Craig Mildrexler’s ability to make me feel like I was visiting a long-lost friend that made me stay. The Kansas City artist, who travels around the country selling his art at art fairs, made his debut at Maker Faire Kansas City this year, selling pieces from his collection “Power & Black Light Art.”

about artist

Craig Mildrexler see’s art as the window to one’s mind.
Perception and interpretation of what we see is driven by lighting, focus and content.
Mildrexler creates art that changes with different lighting, which changes the viewer’s interpretation of the piece.

“Art, like people and events, change when viewed in a different light”.
This is the idea that drives his painting.
Mildrexler strives to evolve his art, just as people evolve over time.


Mildrexler is a self taught artist who has been painting since 1990.
He strives to create new work that inspires the viewer with something they have never seen before.
Currently, he is painting works in neon acrylics which change when viewed under a black light.


Mildrexler has shown his work in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio.